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Sergio Pettis vs Patricio Pitbull preview
When is Pettis vs Pitbull?
Sergio Pettis is set to square off against Patricio Pitbull in the co-main event of Bellator 297, on Friday 16th June 2023 at Wintrust Arena in Chicago.
The fight is scheduled for 5 rounds in the Bantamweight division, which means the weight limit will be 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).
This contest is for the Bellator bantamweight championship.
Pettis vs Pitbull stats
Sergio Pettis steps into the octagon with a record of 22 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, 4 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 4 by submission.
Patricio Pitbull will make his way to the cage with a record of 35 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, with 11 of those wins by knock out and 12 by submission.
The stats suggest Pitbull has an advantage in power over Pettis, with a 31% knock out percentage over Pettis' 18%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Pitbull will have an advantage over Pettis, with a 34% submission rate over Pettis' 18%.
Sergio Pettis is the younger man by 6 years, at 29 years old.
Pettis has 4-inch reach advantage.
Pettis is the less experienced professional fighter, having had 13 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2011, 7 year and 6 months later than Pitbull, whose first professional fight was in 2004. He has fought 30 less professional rounds, 72 to Pitbull's 102.
Pettis vs Pitbull form
Pettis has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges 3 times.
In his last fight, he defeated Kyoji Horiguchi at Bellator MMA on 3rd December 2021 by knockout in the 4th round in their Bellator Bantamweight championship fight at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Juan Archuleta at Bellator 258 on 7th May 2021 by unanimous decision in their Bellator Bantamweight championship fight at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.
Going into that contest, he had beat Ricky Bandejas at Bellator 242 on 24th July 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.
Before that, he had won against Alfred Khashakyan at Bellator 238 on 25th January 2020 by unanimous decision in the 1st round at The Forum, Inglewood.
He had been beaten by Rob Font at UFC on FOX 31 on 15th December 2018 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center, Milwaukee.
Patricio Pitbull has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he beat Kleber Koike Erbst at Bellator MMA vs. RIZIN on 31st December 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Saitama Super Arena, Saitama, Japan.
Previous to that, he had beat Adam Borics at Bellator 286 on 1st October 2022 by unanimous decision in their Bellator Featherweight championship fight at Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center, Long Beach, United States.
Going into that contest, he had defeated AJ McKee Jr at Bellator 277 on 15th April 2022 by unanimous decision in their Bellator Featherweight championship fight at SAP Center, San Jose.
Before that, he had lost to AJ McKee Jr at Bellator 263 on 31st July 2021 by submission in the 1st round in their Bellator Featherweight championship fight at The Forum, Inglewood.
He had won against Emmanuel Sanchez at Bellator 255 on 2nd April 2021 by submission in the 1st round in their Bellator Featherweight championship fight at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.
In terms of recent activity, Patricio Pitbull has been fighting more than Sergio Pettis.
Sergio Pettis last fought 1 year, 6 months and 4 days ago, while Patricio Pitbull's last outing was 5 months and 7 days ago.
Pettis' last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years, 5 months and 23 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 10 months and 23 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 16 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3.2 rounds on average.
Pitbull's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 2 months and 5 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 8 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 15 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Pettis vs Pitbull?
Patricio Pitbull is currently 1/2 (-200) to win the fight outright, while you can get 6/4 (+150) on Sergio Pettis if you fancy the small upset.
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